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by Meatservo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot in the Canadian Forces
Replies: 51
Views: 31133

Re: Pilot in the Canadian Forces

Can you kill on demand? Can you die on command? That is all your country will require of you. When you try to get a civilian job you will need to find a company with ex military pilots because the rest will not like your skill set. Check the eye surgery thing very carefully. I know more guys who ha...
by Meatservo
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wait....what?
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Wait....what?

rmation Registration Mark: GMOV Foreign Registration: Flight #: WSG757 Flight Rule: IFR Aircraft Category: Aeroplane Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: CESSNA Aircraft Model: 172N Year Built: 1980 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: O-320-H2AD Engine Type: Reciproc...
by Meatservo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 3544

Re: Bonds

Bonds where you pay nothing up front and are pro-rated i can understand. But can anybody try to justify this craziness?? http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=131420 "A King Air 200 type rating is required for this position. Due to the nature and location of our business, the type rati...
by Meatservo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career change to pilot
Replies: 33
Views: 2729

Re: Career change to pilot

I want the fastest and most effective possible way to become either an airline pilot or a cargo pilot (like flying MD-11s or 777Fs). I don’t really care which I do as long as I get to do long hauls eventually. Any advice would be appreciated. You must have meant "Career change to autopilot". There,...
by Meatservo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6794

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I was thinking along similar lines, but I wonder too if the best compromise efficiency-wise would result in unacceptably longer takeoff runs, or conversely unacceptable noise in the cruise regime. Regardless of torque profile, a fixed-pitch prop would represent a compromise one way or the other, eve...
by Meatservo
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6794

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

Almost certainly not the same prop, unless they want to equip their electric powerplant with some kind of auxiliary oil pump to make the pitch-change apparatus and governors work. I wonder how the available torque available from brushless electric motors would dictate any change to the RPM/Pitch rel...
by Meatservo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RPAS Co-Pilot System Trials -Thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: RPAS Co-Pilot System Trials -Thoughts?

How long are you allowed to lock yourself into the lav under this system?
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond to increase production
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Diamond to increase production

I've never really yearned for my own plane- but if I did have enough money for one, I think I'd get one of those hot little twins, with the diesel engines. That thing could get you where you need to go. I don't have any actual numbers to hand, but for travelling between cities, I think that thing mi...
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Requirements for day stays
Replies: 15
Views: 1611

Re: Requirements for day stays

Unfortunately that's what made me turn my back on bush flying. As the exploration and tourism work dwindled, it boiled down to flying somewhere, sitting around all day waiting for people to go to meetings or snoop around environmental sites. If we were lucky it was a trip to somewhere in the bush wh...
by Meatservo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6395

Re: Twin otter on the ice

I have never been less impressed by anything in my entire life. What a goat-show. A Globemaster, three helicopters, dozens of men, millions of dollars,and three days- to accomplish what a civilian team could do with a second Twin otter, a tent, an engineer and an apprentice, some PK screws, angle ir...
by Meatservo
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3295

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

When the OMNR was advertising for a chief pilot a few years ago, I was similarly surprised by the salary. It seemed a lot lower than what you might expect, and a lot lower than what I assumed the CL-215 pilots or even the DHC-6 pilots were being paid. Certainly lower than what a decent DHC-6 pilot w...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6794

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I suppose I'm a bit put off by the Magnix website, with photoshopped pictures of Caravans, Twin Otters, and King Airs zooming around in the company colours with their exhaust pipes airbrushed out, while meanwhile the only depiction of any substance is a picture of a test rig comprised of a decapitat...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6794

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

April fools day is still a week away. I wonder if this management teams' delusions of grandeur are starting to result in some disordered thinking.
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6395

Re: Twin otter on the ice

I always found it relaxing to be asked to fly onto sea ice in flat light- because I wouldn't do it. There are certain times you can land somewhere unfamiliar in flat light... south of the tree-line you can be reasonably certain the snow will be fluffy enough that landing on it when you can't quite s...
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shall I take a dock staff position or wait till I get my first flying position.
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Shall I take a dock staff position or wait till I get my first flying position.

I'm going to go waaay beyond the pale and suggest that you do whatever seems like the most fun. All roads lead to Rome in aviation. Out of the two possibilities you've presented us, neither one is a guarantee of future success, nor is it a limiting factor. My first season "on the dock" was a comp,et...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 455
Views: 36903

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

I can see some similarities between the different levels of automation for cars vs airplanes. With cars, they need to go from no automation to full autodriver where no human interaction is required, because an auto driver that only works 99% of the time and switches off just as you are about to hit...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 455
Views: 36903

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

[quote=boeingboy post_id=<a href="tel:1072627">1072627</a> time=<a href="tel:1553024463">1553024463</a> user_id=763] Everybody keeps thinking everything happened all at once and the crew was overwhelmed….that is not the case. The airspeed disagree and stick shaker came on at rotation. They were kno...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 455
Views: 36903

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

It's pretty gutless to falsify another poster's post to get in your little high school right wing cracker spew. What are you talking about , Tovarishch ? Stick to the AOC program and all will be find, you silly commie. I'm just going to go copy the last couple of posts and move them ahead of this h...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 455
Views: 36903

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Everybody keeps thinking everything happened all at once and the crew was overwhelmed….that is not the case. The airspeed disagree and stick shaker came on at rotation. They were known, actioned and dealt with. It wasn't until about 2000 feet when the flaps came up that they got the nose down input...
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advertising on side of commercial aircraft? (R1 DH8)
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Advertising on side of commercial aircraft? (R1 DH8)

I find it a bit low-class personally, but we live in a society where every vertical surface is either covered in advertising or graffitti, so I guess it's not surprising. They already do it on trains and buses. I find it rather negates the concept of "branding" which is important to airlines. Arguab...
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8157

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I know it sounds flippant but if seaplane operators want to save lives, stop crashing. I mean that quite seriously. This flogging around on the coast in 1/4 mile and 100VV (VFR) needs to stop. The life jackets sound like such a good idea. And for pilots they are. But not for pax. Who is going to ge...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 455
Views: 36903

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

I consider the American president to be a profoundly amoral and dissipated individual, but I have to say I agree with the basic sentiment in the above "tweet". How much more difficult to handle safely than a regular 737 does the new nacelle placement make it? Was it really necessary to install this ...
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8157

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

FADEC wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:33 am
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I have the yellow lifejackets in pouches to be legal; they will likely never be used
Hopefully your new ones won't, either!
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scorpion in seat stings passenger on Toronto to Calgary Air Transat flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Scorpion in seat stings passenger on Toronto to Calgary Air Transat flight

digits_ wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:47 pm
These emotional support animals are getting out of hand.
Meatservo wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Was it an "Emotional support scorpion"?
Dang. I was typing that feverishly, trying to be the first one to make the "emotional support" joke. You beat me.

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